DIRECTOR, DR. ILANA RECHES
Children are born with an inherent need and desire to learn and explore, and they do this best through movement. Professionals have noted the positive contribution of activity from early childhood to the overall development of the child. Parents and teachers can be assisted by the Center for Cognitive Motor Activity in Early Childhood, which offers an excellent setting for providing children with varied and balanced activities in order to help their complete personality to develop.
Aims of the Center
- To develop physical and motor functioning according to the children’s developmental stage. The program includes motor and perceptual activities to promote abilities such as:
- Proper movement patterns from the nursing stage (qualitative strengthening of the movement system)
- The basic skills required for children’s functioning at home, day care centers, kindergarten and school (such as running, climbing, recreational activities, operating large apparatus and handling writing utensils).
- To develop the ability and motivation to act with pleasure and self-confidence as a cooperative individual in a group, and dealing with socially stressful situations.
- To develop attention, concentration, thinking and imagination, which promote the following abilities:
- Problem solving and conceptualization
- Humor and understanding contrasts
- To increase the awareness of parents and educators of the importance of cognitive-motor activity in the child’s development and in strengthening family ties.
Who does the program serve?
Activity in the Center for Cognitive Motor Development in Early Childhood is intended for children from nursing age to sixth grade, and their parents:
- An annual program for regular day care centers and kindergartens
- An annual program for kindergartens that mainstream children with special needs
- One-time specially organized events for groups of children or parents with children of nursing age, or kindergarten or elementary school age.
Location and Activity Times
Activities are conducted in spacious air-conditioned halls with the latest equipment and apparatus as well as on the well-tended lawns of the Wingate Institute.
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Dr. Ilana Reches (Ed.D.) – Head of the Center for Cognitive Motor Activity in Early Childhood. \
Dr. Reches is an expert in early childhood.
The staff of in-training teacher specialists is directed by Michal Becher Smilowitz
For further details and registration
Dr. Ilana Reches – Head of the Center, Tel. 972-9-9639304
Michal Becher Smilowitz, Center Director, Tel. 972-9-8639304, Cell: 972-52-2595502
Bela Lederer – Coordinator of Outreach Services Division, Tel. 972-9-8639335, Fax: 972-9-8639391